VIDEO: Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Coloring with Prismacolors featuring Happy Fall

Hi guys!  I have a super fun project using the adorable squirrel from the Happy Fall stamp set to share with you today.  These little squirrels just tickle me!  They are so cute!

To create the background I die cut some trees using MFT's Trees in the Forest dies out of the same Neenah card stock that I used to create my card base.  I glued them directly to the card base without coloring them to create a nice, subtle forest for my little squirrel to hang out in.  Once I had the trees all glued on I die cut a portion of the front of the card base with a stitched circle die.  This makes a window for my squirrel so he can be on the inside and the outside of the card at once!

My sentiment is nice and simple to go with the theme.  To me, that squirrel looks like he was surprised while he was munching on that acorn and you snuck up for a quick hi!  I used my Prismacolors to color in the squirrel image.  The trick to great coloring with the Prismacolors is to use a lot of layers.  I also smooth things out with the blender pencil when I'm all done.  The texture that this coloring medium leaves behind is so great for critters and fur!

I hope you enjoyed the project today!  Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all next time!  Thanks for stopping by!  Bye!

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  1. What an AWESOME use of the little trees! LOVE!

  2. Such a sweet card! At first when I seen the trees I thought you used an embossing folder but OMG what a cool idea to use tone on tone die cuts! LOVE! T.F.I

  3. I am in love with your white on white background - how clever! I subscribed to your blog, Tara, I like your style! :D

  4. I adore this card! The texture of the white trees sets off the squirrel perfectly! Brilliant design my dear! Love it!

  5. This is such an effective idea! Genius! Adore all your cards :)

  6. Thank you so much for the inspiration! You totally inspired me to make this card to celebrate our anniversary. Michael loved it... especially the wee squirrel. Here's a link to my blog post in case you'd like to see what I made :)